• Council approval for prefab homes. What do I need to do?

    22nd November, 2019 | by David Westerman
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    Getting council approval for your prefab modular home usually is a simple process. In saying that, in NSW especially, you will need to watch out for some quirks with individual councils. Also, if you’re considering a second dwelling, then this has another whole range of issues you need to consider. So, to help demystify council… Read more »

  • Sloping Site? What to consider when building on one and what works best.

    15th November, 2019 | by David Westerman
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    Are you looking at purchasing a sloping block? Or maybe you’ve got a sloping site but your struggling to find someone to build on it. Finding the right builder for you isn’t easy, and finding one to construct a home on a sloping site doesn’t make it any easier! So, let’s demystify the sloping sites… Read more »

  • Top 5 mistakes made while designing a custom modular home (and how to avoid them!)

    1st November, 2019 | by David Westerman
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    Wondering what mistakes to avoid when designing your custom modular home? A poorly designed home only leads to frustration and a dissatisfied client! So, we’ve put together the top modular home design mistakes made by our clients and discussed how to prevent these “unhappy” traps! From storage space to energy efficiency and using the wrong… Read more »

  • Bushfires? What do I need to do to keep my house safe?

    11th October, 2019 | by David Westerman
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    With the current dry, hot weather and unseasonably early start to the Bushfire season, you might be thinking, what can I do to make sure my new modular home is bushfire safe? Our hearts go out to anyone who has been affected by these terrible events! So, how to keep your new home safe, especially… Read more »

  • What does “overcapitalise” mean? And do I need to worry about it?

    4th October, 2019 | by David Westerman
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    Overcapitalisation? Do you need to worry about it? Alternatively, is it just a pointless worry? This week, in our blog post, we’re taking a look at what overcapitalisation means, when you need to worry about it, and when you don’t. So, read on, get some insight and find some other helpful articles on the subject… Read more »

  • Three modular homes to inspire you. (Plus three satisfied clients.)

    27th September, 2019 | by David Westerman
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    Take a look at these three modular homes galleries, along with videos from the clients, explaining the Westbuilt process. Each of these homes, while based on some of our standard plans, are all totally and completely unique. Each client chopped, changed and modified their design and inclusions to ensure they got exactly what they required…. Read more »